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    1. Shorter Women, Higher Odds for Preterm Birth?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A pregnant woman's height may affect her risk for preterm birth, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at data on nearly 3,500 Nordic women and their babies. They found that shorter mothers had shorter pregnancies, sma

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    2. Vaccine Combo Promising Against RSV Infection

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report they are closer to finding a vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a common illness that few recognize by name but one that's a major cause of lower respiratory infection in babies and the el

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    3. Back-to-School Homework Routine

      Summer vacation's over, and your child probably feels just like you do -- not quite ready for all that schoolwork yet! You can both ease back into the homework routine with these tips from Deborah Linebarger, PhD, associate professor of education at the University of Iowa. Kick it off. Even if you d

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    4. New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers get conflicting advice from medical professionals, family members and the media when it comes to key parenting topics, a recent study found. And that advice often goes against American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

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    5. Your Premature Baby: Milestones for the First 18 Months

      All parents are concerned about their children hitting certain milestones on time. But when your baby comes early, those first few months and years can be a time of watching and waiting. Because preemies face greater health risks, you may worry more about whether your child will do certain things on

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    6. How to Take Care of Your New Arrival

      Like most first-time moms, Brittany Shives had high hopes for the birth of her first baby. But just about every one of those plans fell apart when she gave birth nearly 7 weeks before her due date -- and wound up camping out in the hospital parking lot while her newborn daughter remained in the neon

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    7. Antibiotics Myths Still Common Among Parents

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many American parents still have misconceptions about when their children should receive antibiotics and what the medications do, a new study finds. Looking at data results spanning more than a decade, researchers saw that p

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    8. Beach Sand More Likely Than Water to Make You Sick

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heading to the beach this weekend? A new study finds that when it comes to germs, beachgoers may have more to fear from the sand they sit on than the water they swim in. Studies done with water and sand from Hawaiian beach

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    9. Tips for Bottle-Feeding Your Baby on the Go

      Baby's first outing: It's a milestone that you don't hear much about because it's more of a feat for the parents to achieve than their infants. It doesn't matter if you take your baby to the park for an afternoon, to the beach for a week, or clear across the country. You'll need to be ready to feed

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    10. 8 Tips to Avoid Summer Bummers

      Heading out for a hike, camping, or just to the neighborhood pool? There are so many ways to enjoy the great outdoors and warm weather. Use these easy tips to avoid bug bites, sunburn, and other pesky problems. And get out there! To insects, that is.Scented soaps, perfumes, and hair sprays can attra

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